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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Really majestic mansion! Didn’t think that kind of overt opulence existed in the US. The docents... read more

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Decided, based on an already full day and looking at it from the outside that this could be the one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really majestic mansion! Didn’t think that kind of overt opulence existed in the US. The docents were very knowledgeable and shared fun tidbits about the Ringlings’ life.

Thank bagladyatsr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided, based on an already full day and looking at it from the outside that this could be the one to miss out. Didn't particularly like the architecture of the house anyway! But the gardens were lovely, even on a windswept day in January.

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 1 week ago

You really need to see this when you visit the Ringling estate. This 56 room mansion on the bay was built by John and Mable Ringling before she died and before he lost his fortune in the 1929 crash. I think she only lived for...More

1  Thank Portcruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two tours of the home. This ended up being fairly pricey ($130) but enjoyable. The later tour of the upper floors was especially interesting.

Thank Maplehawk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A masterpiece of design. It was decorated for the Christmas holiday season. Just did the $15 evening (5 pm) tour of the first floor & outside Terrance at sunset. Saw photos of the upstairs rooms right before exiting. There are additional tours available to be...More

1  Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I paid $43 for a house tour and art museum visit. I had been to the house a decade before and should not have repeated the tour. It is a lovely house but once per lifetime was enough . The art museum was fantastic, the...More

1  Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could only get the Mable tour ....but it was outstanding...would recommend the Mable and John tour if available. You get to see the whole home. Captures an incredible era of American history.

Thank rllbol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touring The Ca d'Zan is definitely worth the extra price of admission to the Ringling. We paid for both the John and the Mable tour as we wanted to see the whole mansion. Both of our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining, the...More

Thank Aaron A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is part of the Ringling Complex. We debated on the type of tour; Self-guided, Mabel’s or John’s. The self-guided allows access to the first floor of the mansion. Mabel’s tour is guided and is the first floor plus three upstairs bedrooms, John’s tour visits...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ca d'Zan Mansion the same day as The Ringling. Both were very interesting and informative. We hoped to get the full tour (John and Mabel both); however, the John tour was sold out, so we were only able to do the Mabel tour....More

1  Thank Laura L
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
Beth W
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part